Autism Studies

University College Cork


Course Name Autism Studies
Course Provider University College Cork
Alternative Provider(s) Limerick CFE - Mulgrave Street Campus
Course Code ACE-DAUS
Course Type Lifelong Learning
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Special Purpose Certificate (Level 6 NFQ)  More info... Special Purpose National University of Ireland Level 6 NFQ
Special Purpose Diploma (Level 7 NFQ)  More info... Special Purpose National University of Ireland Level 7 NFQ
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Attendance Options Part time, Evening, Online or Distance
Location (Districts) Limerick City, Cork City
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment START DATE September 2022
Application Date

Expand+CLOSING DATE 26 August 2022

How Do I Apply

Applicants need to be aware of the IT student checklist below before applying:

You will need access to a laptop or desktop computer running a modern supported operating system with all software upda...

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Duration 2 years classroom based or 2 years online
Course Fee €1,500 per academic year.
Entry Requirements


Candidates must be at least 21 years of age by 1 January of the year of application

Hold Leaving Certificate/FETAC Level 5 qualification (or equivalent)

Candidates who do not hold a Leaving Certificate/FETAC Level 5 qualification bu...

Financial Support Students who are registered on this programme are eligible to apply for the Financial Aid Fund for Part Time Students. Eligibility criteria applies. For more information see Financial Aid Part Time | University College Cork (
Course Content

Expand+Adult Continuing Education (ACE) at UCC is delighted to offer this new and innovative Diploma based online. This course is designed to introduce you to the different ways in which people on the autistic spectrum experience the world. You will learn ...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Year 1 Modules

AD1009: Autism in a Historical and Contemporary context (5 credits)
A history of autism: the concept and diagnosis of the 'autistic spectrum': autism as a social construction: medical and psychological theories of autism; autism an...

Careers or Further Progression Students who successfuly complete the Diploma the Autism Studies are then eligible to apply for the Higher Diploma Facilitating Inclusion.
Further Enquiries For Academic Queries and Course Content Queries please contact the Programme Coordinators:

UCC Cork and Online programme: Eileen McBride,, 086 0598537
Limerick outreach centre: Christine Chasaide,, 087 9461472

If you require further assistance with your online application please contact the Programme Administrator Sinead Lennon at
Location VENUE
UCC Campus
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